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Kikuchi Canyon Ideventure

菊池渓谷イデベンチャー

Ideventure ("Ide" is Japanese for irrigation channel) is a fun and thrilling kayak ride along a 2km-long irrigation channel, using sustainable local resources. It's the brainchild of a local Kikuchi resident and amateur kayaker whose passion for his community led him to start this summer activity in the hope of revitalizing the rural town. Ideventure offers two courses: a short 10-minute 700m course which is perfect for younger riders and a 30-minute 2km course for the more adventurous.

The 2km course starts leisurely enough with scenic views of rice paddies and bamboo groves. The ride then picks up pace as you enter a dark 300m-long underground tunnel, providing an adrenaline rush not unlike a roller-coaster ride!

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